December 2, 2022
Apple Has Secret Team Working on Satellites That Could Beam Internet to iPhones [Report]

Apple Has Secret Team Working on Satellites That Could Beam Internet to iPhones [Report]

Posted December 20, 2019 at 4:14pm by iClarified · 9378 views
Apple has a secret team working on satellites that could beam Internet access directly to iPhones, according to a new report from Bloomberg.

The Cupertino, California-based iPhone maker has about a dozen engineers from the aerospace, satellite and antenna design industries working on the project with the goal of deploying their results within five years, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing internal company efforts. Work on the project is still early and could be abandoned, the people said, and a clear direction and use for satellites hasn’t been finalized. Still, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has shown interest in the project, indicating it’s a company priority.

There are other large tech companies working on the deployment of satellite constellations including Facebook, SpaceX, and Amazon. However, a number of failures in this field suggest it's hard to find a viable business model for multibillion-dollar satellite communication projects.

Apple's team is led by Michael Trela and John Fenwick, former aerospace engineers who helped lead Skybox Imaging before it sold to Google in 2014. The pair worked on Google's satellite and spacecraft operations until leading for Apple in 2017.

Bloomberg reports that Apple has started hiring more software and hardware experts for the team in recent months. It's also hired more executives from the aerospace and wireless data delivery fields. This includes Daniel Ellis, who former helped oversee Netflix's Content Delivery Network (CDN).

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kricul
kricul - December 21, 2019 at 6:17pm
Well satellite internet right now is too slow. They better be using much faster satellites
joeyxxx1
joeyxxx1 - December 21, 2019 at 2:50am
They’re looking to put the cellphone providers out of business
slybacon08
slybacon08 - December 20, 2019 at 4:25pm
I think it’s more likely they’re designing an iPhone to connect to those space-based internet companies. An iPhone that worked anywhere in the world would be a big deal.
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